This entry is part 71 of 537 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
BRO TEAMS ON DECK! This week we double up on fist-bumps and thug pounds as we have two bro teams: first of all we have the real-life for really-real Brothers Yamazaki, Justin the Elder and special guest Travis the Younger! While you’ve likely heard Justin’s smooth-talkin’ in the past, this week Travis gets his chance to shine, igniting a blazing firestorm of a Secret Tech segment! Our second, non-biological set of bros is myself and my broke ass compatriot in podcasting and fellow EDH Shuffle Alliance component, Christian aka Boel aka the Queen of Spades (LOOK! THE EAST IS BURNING RED!).

Together we just get real crazy. Be warned: there’s a bit more giggling in this episode than usual (it’s no Third Power, mind you), but hopefully you can get down with the laughter. If you don’t find something about 5 Colour Chroma decks at least smile-worthy, you might be listening to the wrong show. After some spirited discussions the time for laughing comes to an end: this week we do an entourage for Seton, Krosan Protector that can be called nothing short of Serious Business, For Really Serious. SPIN THE WHEEL

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.



00:00 to 02:41: Introduction: Sound files… listen to them.


02:45 to 23:38: Broken vs Fair: Submitted by listener Andrew M., this week we’re examining the divide between broken vs fair, and subsequently fun vs unfun? What kind of things push a deck towards feeling less fair, and what makes a deck feel inherently ‘fair’? Is one better than the other from a social angle? What kind of examples have we seen that seem unfair to us, and how can you make a deck feel more fair?


23:38:07 to 44:47: Leadership Role: Travis’ suggested topic for this week (and also the subject of the CommanderCast Home Version) is all about Commanders: what they should be doing in your deck, the extent to which we like to build around them, and so on. Mana costs, utility (using Hanna for card advantage occasionally) vs centrepiece (Niv-Mizzet being a dick), and other issues are touched on in this chat.


45:02 to 1:04:11: Secret Tech:  Travis Edition: You know how this works. Probably. Want to see the past selections? Check the Secret Tech Archive.

Common: Soltari Visionary, Psychotic Fury, Snake Umbra

Uncommon: Pemmin’s Aura, Viridian Corrupter, Contagion Clasp

Rare: Forgotten Ancient, Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile, Increasing Savagery

1:04:26 to 1:27:13: Entourage: Seton, Krosan Protector: The return of Entourage has us examining our first ever mono-Green Commander (Justin’s favourite!), Seton, Krosan Protector. He’s a druid mans that lets a lot of druids do what they already do. Hmm… not the worst piece of shit we’ve ever used, but certainly not top-drawer, either.

Thanks to John for the suggestion. We take the deck in some pretty sweet directions. Listen to hear a horrifying brainstorm of druids, alternative win conditions, and land-jacking!

Gimmie Cards: Mana Reflection, Gilt-Leaf Archdruid, Survival of the Fittest, Glimpse of Nature, Regal Force, Soul of the Harvest, Primordial Sage, Cloudstone Curio, Gaea’s Cradle

Andy’s Picks: Quest for Renewal, Helix Pinnacle

Justin’s Picks: Norwood Priestess, Baru, Fist of Krosa

Travis’ Picks: Nim Deathmantle, Chameleon Colossus

Christian’s Picks: Vitalize, Goblin Charbelcher

Deck Strategies:

a) Gilt-Leaf Archdruid + Untap Effects (Seedborn Muse, Awakening, Quest for Renewal): Jackin’ dem lands son

b) Druids + Seton, Krosan Protector + Cloudstone Curio: Make tons of mana, get tons of permanents, and win through value

c) Druids + Beatdown Enhancers (Craterhoof Behemoth, Beastmaster Ascension, etc.): Beat the shit out of everyone with ‘rioded up druids.

d) Helix Pinnacle: Up the druids from the earth!

e) Epic Struggle: Get down with this or go fuck yourself

As a heads-up, I buit this deck and it’s incredibly powerful, but surprisingly expensive. Still, I think it only makes sense to advise people this is probably the strongest Entourage deck yet.


1:27:26 to closing: Outtro: Thanks for listening!


  • Andy: E-Mail: CommanderCast(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)CommanderCast
  • Christian: E-Mail: offcolorcast(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)theamazingchris
  • Travis: E-Mail: tgva8889(at)yahoo(dot)com // Twitter: (at)tgva8889
  • Justin: E-Mail: jmayash(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)tgva8889
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